Fraser Cain speaks to Sarah Pearson (Space with Sarah) about dark matter and whether there could be small dark matter galaxies that we haven’t yet detected. A fascinating insight into the ongoing studies of the mysterious stuff that accounts for most of all matter in the universe.
Ok, so please accept my apologies, this blog has turned into an essay and it has been a long time coming. I’ve wanted to write about the ideas behind the science concepts and suggestions which feature in my book Anomaly (The Soul Prophecies) now for a while, but you know, life gets in the way, […]
Original article via The Independent
Large Hadron Collider finds five new subatomic particles, shedding light on what makes the universe work
The particles were ‘hiding in plain sight’, the team said
Scientists have stumbled on five new subatomic particles, helping to illuminate some of the most fundamental parts of the universe. The particles had been “hiding in plain sight”, according to one of the researchers that found them.
Researchers working on the Large Hadron Collider, Europe’s giant atom-smasher, ran into the special particles while working on the LHCb experiment, also known as “the beauty experiment”, which is exploring what happened just after the Big Bang that gave birth to the universe.
Original article in Physics & Astronomy
There are many scientific and non-scientific varieties of the answer about what came before Big Bang. Some say there was literally nothing and some say a black hole or a multiverse. But now a group of mathematicians from Canada and Egypt have analyzed some cutting edge scientific theory and a complex set of equations to find what preceded the universe in which we live. Their research paper has been published in Nature.
Our sun is not immortal, it’s going to die soon. Well, in about 5 billion years, but on a cosmic scale, that’s not long. Fraser Cain investigates how we can save our sun and how a type 3 generation could dismantle stars to make full use of fusion.
Don’t have nightmares!
PBS Digital’s “Space Time” series is rapidly becoming our favourite YouTube Channel. Check out their excellent explanation of the Fifth-Force Observation and the answer to a quantum puzzle that we knew the answer but couldn’t explain half as well!
DNews visit CERN and take a peak inside the Large Hadron Collider to show how the work is done. Fascinating insight!
New study suggests we might have spotted a fifth force of nature – ScienceAlert<img src=”https://d5nxst8fruw4z.cloudfront.net/atrk.gif?account=fnMIk1a4eFf2Io” style=”display:none” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/><img height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=”” style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1732289343662988&amp;ev=PixelInitialized”/>
This idea is still a long way off being confirmed – as we learnt from CERN’s latest announcement, sometimes promising blips in the data end up disappearing with further testing – but the study suggests that this possible new force-carrying particle is definitely worth following up on.
“If true, it’s revolutionary,” said lead researcher Jonathan Feng from the University of California, Irvine. “If confirmed by further experiments, this discovery of a possible fifth force would completely change our understanding of the Universe, with consequences for the unification of forces and dark matter.”
After a short break for summer we are back, catching up on a busy month for astronomy.
The latest DNews video explains the latest findings of the BOSS programme and discovers that Einstein’s General Relativity still holds true on a cosmological scale.
Latest SciShow Space explains why a ‘null result’ can still zero in on Dark Matter: